Donald R. Hammond

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Torrance, CA

Law Office of Donald R. Hammond
 | 21515 Hawthorne Blvd, Ste. 590
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: 323-529-3734
Fax: 323-544-4510
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Donald R. Hammond is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Donald R. Hammond, which has four office locations throughout Southern California. A highly versatile attorney with nearly 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Hammond provides exceptional representation, counsel and support to those who have legal needs involving:

  • DUI defense
  • Criminal defense
  • Post-conviction services, such as expungements, writs of habeas corpus and parole representation
  • Administrative law
  • Aviation law and FAA license defense

A 2005 graduate of Occidental College, Mr. Hammond obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2009. While pursuing his legal degree, he served as editor for the Hale Moot Court Honors Program, and he was heavily involved with The Post-Conviction Justice Project, where he honed his skills with handling parole hearings and habeas petitions. He returned to the project after graduation as a clinical fellow, where he handled more complex cases and served as mentor and supervisor to law students.

In 2010, Mr. Hammond established his own private practice, and he has gained extensive experience successfully handling civil, criminal and administrative hearings before various state and federal forums, including the Federal Aviation Administration, the California Board of Parole Hearings, the California Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of California. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Hammond serves on the advisory committee for the California Habeas Project, and he is a member of the steering committee and the legal clinic director for the Fair Chance Project, which seeks to help parolees re-enter society after incarceration.

A licensed commercial pilot, Mr. Hammond is a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol, where he mentors and instructs new pilots learning to fly.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%): DUI/DWI

Administrative Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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About Donald Hammond

Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage: http://donhammondlaw.com/los-angeles-attorney/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member
  • United States Supreme Court
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Lawyer-Pilot’s Bar Association, Member
  • California State Courts
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Member
  • L.A. County Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fair Chance Project, Steering Committee
  • Homeboy Industries
  • Youth Justice Coalition
  • California Habeas Project, Advisory Committee
  • Human Rights Watch

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Keynote Speaker, Kern County Chapter of Free Battered Women, California State University, Bakersfield
  • Speaker, Carson High School
  • Speaker, Narbonne High School
  • Speaker, North High School

Educational Background:

  • Occidental College, B.A. degree in Philosophy
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Office Location for Donald R. Hammond

21515 Hawthorne Blvd
Ste. 590
Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: 323-529-3734

Fax: 323-544-4510

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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